Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 (Hardback)
  • Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 (Hardback)
zoom

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 (Hardback)

(editor), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions)
£30.00
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 03/03/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
A captivating look at Coney Island and its iconic place in the history of American art Called "America's playground," Coney Island is a world-famous resort and national cultural symbol that has inspired music, literature, and films. This groundbreaking book is the first to look at the site's enduring status as inspiration for artists throughout the ages, from its inception as an elite seaside resort in the mid-19th century, to its evolution into an entertainment mecca for the masses, with the eventual closing of its iconic amusement park, Astroland, in 2008 after decades of urban decline. How artists chose to portray Coney Island between 1861 and 2008-in tableaux of wonder and menace, hope and despair, dreams and nightmares-mirrored the aspirations and disappointments of the era. This dazzling catalogue highlights more than 200 images from Coney Island's history, including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, posters, film stills, architectural artifacts, and carousel animals. An extraordinary array of artists is represented, from George Bellows, William Merritt Chase, Reginald Marsh, and Joseph Stella to Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Frank, Red Grooms, Weegee, and Swoon. Essays by prominent scholars analyze Coney Island through its imagery and ephemera as both a place and an idea-one that reflected the collective soul of the nation.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300189902
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1805 g
Dimensions: 279 x 241 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Empire of the Eagle
Added to basket
Pevsner's Architectural Glossary
Added to basket
Picasso The Line
Added to basket
£40.00
Hardback
Dorset
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Hugh Lane
Added to basket
£40.00
Hardback
Van Gogh and Japan
Added to basket
Picasso and the Art of Drawing
Added to basket
Speer
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Nicholas Hawksmoor
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
What Art Is
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Bath
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Kensington Palace
Added to basket
£55.00
Hardback
Making Magnificence
Added to basket
The Collector
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Birmingham
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Cottages ornes
Added to basket
£40.00
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.